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Ok so I am getting my 6800gs back from RMA today. I want to put the vf700 back on it but I forgot to pick up some thermal pads to put it on. My question is I know AS5 is pretty sticky once it sets, so has anyone ever tried it on a ramsink on their vidcard before?
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post #2 of 12
Yep. I did that on my X850Pro (same cooler). It works great. However, right after putting them on, when AS5 has not set yet, they will stay in place, but you have to be careful since they are quite loose. After it sets, they stick pretty well.

Obviously, scrape off the remains of the old thermal pad from the ram heatsinks

In my case, none has come off, even when AS5 was not set yet.

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AS5 will not hold the RAM Sinks in position, while tacky it is not a permanent option and they will move over time due to gravity, heat, vibration.

EDIT: Seems maybe it will ...
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Darn chozart it won't let me rep you. Thanks for the info. You saved me from trying to run around today finding thermal pads.
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post #5 of 12
These ramsinks are fairly light.. I guess you'll get problems if they're any heavier.

Mmm.. wonder why you can't rep?
    
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post #6 of 12
If you want it to set faster only use a small amount of as5 then it wont take as long
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
These ramsinks are fairly light.. I guess you'll get problems if they're any heavier.

Mmm.. wonder why you can't rep?
I probably repped your last post. in another thread.

Frostbite- you recomment spreading it on the ram too?
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post #8 of 12
I've used AS Silver Thermal Adhesive on my ramsnks and they work perfectly. I've my card OC'd from 250/400 to 322/552 while palying DOOM3 and the suckers weren't set yet! I totally love ASS and will use it again. I still haven't tried AS5 yet.
    
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post #9 of 12
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You do realize that the thermal adhesive that they sell says on their site it is permanent right. I need to be able to remove mine in case I ever need to RMA it or anything.
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post #10 of 12
er, legoman, why are you calling is AS silver? AS stands for Artic Sivler, so your basically calling it Artic Silver Silver.

My Club3D 7900GTX arrives tomorrow. yay!

(sp. Artic or Arctic?)
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